Gaza flotilla

Activists say French flotilla has set sail for Gaza

By Jennifer Lipman, July 5, 2011

French pro-Palestinian activists have reportedly managed to sail a boat out of a Greek port with the intention of breaking the naval blockade of the Gaza Strip.

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Gaza flotilla Brits lobby David Cameron

By Jessica Elgot, July 4, 2011

Although no British ship has joined the ill-fated flotilla from Athens to Gaza, this week activists in the UK have been lobbying Prime Minister David Cameron and the Greek ambassador to "guarantee their safe passage".

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Activists reject Greek flotilla aid solution

By Jennifer Lipman, July 4, 2011

The pro-Palestinian activists who hope to breach the blockade of the Gaza Strip have rejected a Greek offer to take the cargo of the flotilla to Gaza for them.

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What Gaza really needs: not a boat-load of activists

By Anshel Pfeffer, June 30, 2011

Almost six years since Israel disengaged from the Gaza Strip, nothing there is what it seems.

A Hamas junta rules, but the civilian government departments are run from the PA in Ramallah, financed by money Israel allows to go through.

A blockade is ostensibly in place, but hundreds of lorries go through the crossings from Israel every day, carrying almost everything except what is now a limi

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Gaza boat sails down the Thames

By Jessica Elgot, June 30, 2011

As commuters sipped their morning lattes on London's Southbank, a small band of activists boarded their own Free Gaza "flotilla". But it was a far cry from the Mavi Marmara. The vessel was hired from London Party Boats and the downstairs bar was declared open as passengers stepped aboard. They included Green Party MP Caroline Lucas and Faithless guitarist Dave Randall.

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Israeli navy on alert as second Gaza flotilla looms

By Anshel Pfeffer, June 30, 2011

The boats of the second Gaza flotilla are expected finally to set sail this weekend from the Greek coast.

The flotilla was initially planned to sail on Tuesday but a number of delays, including a mysteriously broken propeller shaft and anonymous complaints to the Greek Coast Guard, have delayed embarkation.

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Irish flotilla activists accuse Israel of sabotage

By Robyn Rosen, June 30, 2011

Irish Palestine campaigners have accused "agents of Israel" of damaging a ship they planned to send to Gaza.

According to the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign, the ship, the MV Saoirse, had been "sabotaged". It accuses "agents of Israel" of the "extensive" damage but does not provide any evidence to back up the claim or detail the alleged damage.

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UK minister: better ways than Gaza flotilla

By Anshel Pfeffer and Martin Bright, June 29, 2011

Middle East minister Alistair Burt became the first Foreign Office minister to visit the Gaza Strip in five years on Tuesday, as he toured a United Nations school in Jabalia refugee camp and met business leaders in Gaza City.

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Who you get in bed with - human rights, gay rights

By Jennifer Lipman, June 28, 2011
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A video promoted by Israeli government staffers about gay rights and the flotilla to Gaza

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Fake Gaza flotilla video criticised

By Jennifer Lipman, June 28, 2011

A PR stunt publicised by an Israeli government staffer has been criticised because it featured an Israeli actor posing as a gay man involved in pro-Palestinian activism.

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